By John Lee.
Platts reports that senior officials from the National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) have met with Oman’s oil ministry and three international oil companies — Shell, Total and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) — to look at the potential to pipe gas from Iran to Oman.
They held a two-day meeting in Tehran to look at cooperation in the project.
In 2013, Tehran and Muscat agreed on a 15-year gas exports plan via a seabed pipeline. The pipeline, estimated to cost around $1.5 billion, will have the capacity to transport 1 Bcf/d of Iranian natural gas to Oman.
“We can confirm that Shell is a member in the Advisory Task Force of the Iran/Oman gas pipeline Project. The scope of the work of the project is subject to confidentiality“, a spokesman for Shell said Monday.
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